Stanley ("Stan") Lazaridis (born August 16, 1972 in Perth, Australia) is an Australian football player who currently plays for Birmingham City F.C. as a left-sided player equally at home on the wing, in a deeper-lying midfield role or even at left-back.
His career started with West Adelaide, before West Ham United were aware of his talent and paid £300,000 to sign him. However, after a 3-1 defeat at Chelsea F.C. on his debut, he was did not earn a regular place in Harry Redknapp's team.
Over four seasons, Lazaridis, also known as "Skippy Stan", played just 87 games for West Ham United and was then sold to Birmingham City. Impressive for a long while, he played an important role in guiding the team up to the Premiership for 2002/03.